It looks as though the long-awaited environmental impact analysis for a historic removal of four large dams on the Klamath River will come in January. That will be a milestone. After more than two decades of struggle, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s draft impact assessment will be the final hurdle to their removal, […]
The California-led real-time Energy Imbalance Market has delivered significant savings to Western power providers, but other regions’ market ambitions are threatening the plan to expand it to a day-head market in three years.
A dozen utilities from Puget Sound to Colorado have announced they’re exploring the formation of a western-wide trading market amid the shifting energy landscape. Such a market could give the California Independent System Operator a run for its money since it is also currently trying to expand its real-time Western Energy Imbalance […]
Pacific Gas & Electric Corp’s earnings are back in the black but financial analysts seek details on the company’s plan to underground 10,000 miles of lines. In response, PG&E executives point to the known substantial safety and aesthetic gains, and promising technology and cost improvements. That option looks even better after […]
After years of trials and tribulations, the last needed state regulatory approval of PacifiCorp’s handover of its ownership of the four dams on the lower Klamath River occurred July 27, leaving only one major step before they are demolished.
The California Public Utilities Commission voted without discussion to extend by several months the date by which PacifiCorp must file its plan detailing the retirement of coal plants serving 45,000 California ratepayers. PacifiCorp is a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.